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Elements of urban design

Davis & Libertun de Duren, Cities and Sovereignty : Identity Politics in Urban Spaces, 2011 (via Ebrary)
Hawton & Percy-Smith, Community Profiling : A Practical Guide, 2007 (via Ebrary)
Korpela & Dervin, Cocoon Communities : Togetherness in the 21st Century, 2013 (via Ebrary)
Miranda, Against the Romance of Community, 2002 (via Ebrary)
Roodhouse, Cultural quarters: principles & practice, 2nd edition, 2010 (via Ebrary)
Sepe, Planning and place in the city : mapping place identity, NA9053.H76S47 2013
Brueckner, Lectures on Urban Economics, 2011 (via Ebrary)
Buckley et al, Urbanization and Growth, 2008 (via Ebrary)
O’Flaherty, City Economics, 2005 (via Ebrary)
Eckardt & Elander, Urban Governance in Europe, 2009 (via Ebrary)
Pindus et al, Urban and Regional Policy and Its Effects, 2009 (via Ebrary)
Slone, A legal guide to urban and sustainable development for planners, developers, and architects, KF5692 .S57 2008
(see also the Transportation & infrastructure Kappe Library research guide)
Barratt & Whitelaw, The spotter's guide to urban engineering: infrastructure and technology in the modern landscape, TA148 .B37 2011
Benedict & McMahon, Green infrastructure: linking landscapes and communities, HD1391 .B46 2006
Huler, On the grid: a plot of land, an average neighborhood, and the systems that make our world work, HC110. C3 H85 2010
System City : Infrastructure and the Spaces of Flows,” Architectural Design (AD), 2013 (Theme issue, via Ebrary)
Finucan, “What brand are you?Planning, August 2002
Grodach, “Urban branding: an analysis of city homepage imagery,” Journal of architectural & planning research, Autumn 2009
Patteeuw, City branding : image building & building images, NA9207 .C58 2002
Rennen, CityEvents: place selling in a media age, 2007 (via Ebrary)
Smith, Tourism, culture, and regeneration, 2006 (via Ebrary)
Vessel & Wong, Natural history of vacant lots, QH541.5.V27 V47 1987
Mostafavi & Doherty, Ecological urbanism, HT241 .E375 2010
Nyren, “The Urban wild,” Urban land, March 2007
[Sustainability & urban agriculture] Volume #18, 2008 (Theme issue)
Garvin, The planning game : lessons from great cities, HT167 .G37 2012
Jong, For the people, by the people : a visual story of the DIY city, NA2542.4.J66 2012
Hayden, “Placemaking, Preservation and Urban History,” Journal of Architectural Education, Spring, 1988
Brett & Schmitz, Real estate market analysis : methods and case studies, HD255 .S36 2009
Coaffee, Terrorism, Risk and the Global City, 2009 (via Ebrary)
Maas et al, City shock: planning the unexpected, NA9207 .C589 2012
Vale & Campanella, Resilient City: how modern cities recover from disaster, 2005 (via Ebrary)
Zimring, The city that became safe: New York's lessons for urban crime and its control, HV7433. N49 Z56 2012
Borja & Castells, Local and global : the management of cities in the information age, HT166 .B67 1997
Castells, The informational city : information technology, economic restructuring, and the urban-regional process, HC79 .I55 C37 1989
Goodman, The European cities and technology reader : industrial to post-industrial city, T14.5 .E955 1999
Graham, Telecommunications and the City, HE7631.G73 1996
People plus Technology: New Approaches to Sustainable Mobility,” Built Environment, 2008 (Theme issue)
Roberts, American cities & technology : wilderness to wired city, T14.5 .R597 1999
Shepard, Sentient city : ubiquitous computing, architecture, and the future of urban space, NA2543. T43 S47 2011
(see also the Transportation & infrastructure Kappe Library research guide)
Airport International (News & resources for the airport business)
Altshuler, The Urban Transportation System, HE308.A63
Bridge Pros (News, resources for engineers)
Bunting, Making public transport work, 2004 (via Ebrary)
Bureau of Transportation Statistics (Research & Innovative Technology Administration)
Bus Ride (Trade magazine)
Çelik et al, Streets: critical perspectives on public space, NA9053.S7 S82 1994 (Office)
Conley et al, Car troubles: critical studies of automobility, 2009 (via Ebrary)
Dover, Street design : the secret to great cities and towns, TE279.M37 2014
Ewing & Bartholomew, Pedestrian and Transit-Oriented Design, 2013 (via Ebrary)
Fleming, Cycle space: architecture & urban design in the age of the bicycle, NA9053.C55 F53 2012
Hanson, The geography of urban transportation, HE305 .G46 1995
O'Flaherty et al, Highways: the location, design, construction and maintenance of road pavements, TE278 .H54 2002
Schwietermann, “Inter-city buses rebound, with newbies leading the pack,” Praxis, #9, 2007
Southworth, Streets and the shaping of towns and cities, 2003 (via Ebrary)
Transportation Research Board, Making Transit Work, 2001 (via Ebrary)

Approaches to urbanism A-K

Low, Theorizing the city : the new urban anthropology reader, HT119 .T44 1999
Stevenson, Cities and urban cultures, 2003 (via Ebrary)
Bellamy, Looking Backward, 1887 (via Project Gutenberg)
Gifford, New critical idiom: Pastoral, 1999 (via Ebrary)
Morris, News from nowhere, 1890 (via Project Gutenberg)
Slater, “Anti-urbanism,” International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, 2009
Williams, The country and the city, PR409.C5 W5 1985
Wizba, Essential agrarian reader, 2010 (via Ebrary)
Park & Burgess, City: Suggestions for Investigation of Human Behavior in the Urban Environment, HT151.P3 1925
Wirth, The ghetto, DS123 .W5 1998
C.I.A.M. (Congrés internationaux d’architecture modern)
CIAM,” Oxford Art Online
Giedion, “On C. I. A. M.'s Unwritten Catalogue,” JSAH, January/April 1943
Mumford, The CIAM discourse on urbanism, 1928-1960, NA680.I475 M86 2000
Sert, Can our cities survive? an ABC of urban problems, their analysis, their solutions, NA9030 .S45
Acebillo, The new urban metabolism : Barcelona/Lugano case studies, NA9183 .A173 2012
Barcelona Institut d'Estudis Territorials, Cerdà : the Barcelona Extension, HT384. S72 T74 1992
Sennett, Flesh and stone : the body and the city in Western civilization, HT113 .S45 1994 (See “Circulation and Respiration”)
System City : Infrastructure and the Spaces of Flows,” Architectural Design (AD), August 2013 (Theme issue)
The City Beautiful Movement (University of Virginia)
Klein, Prisoners of progress : American industrial cities, 1850-1920, HT123.K55
Lewis, An early encounter with tomorrow : Europeans, Chicago's Loop, and the World's Columbian Exposition, NA735.C4 L49 1997
Longstreth, The Mall in Washington, 1791-1991, F203.5 M2 M2 1991
Wagner, "Freedom and glue: architecture, seriality and identity in the American city," Harvard Architecture Review, #8, 1992
Davis & Monk, Evil paradises : dreamworlds of neoliberalism, HB501 .E848 2007
Harvey, The Condition of Postmodernity, CB428.H38 1989
Harvey, “The right to the city,” New Left Review, #53, 2008
Harvey, Spaces of global capitalism, HB501 .H3598 2006
Solnit, Hollow city : the siege of San Francisco and the crisis of American urbanism, HT177. S38 S65 2000
Jameson, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, PN98 .P67 J3 1991 (a relevant excerpt is available here)
Lynch, Good City Form, HT166.L96 1984
Lynch, The Image of the city, NA9108.L9
Lynch, Managing the Sense of a Region, HT392 .L95
Al Sayyad, Forms of Dominance: on the architecture and urbanism of the colonial enterprise, GF51 .E87 vol. 5
Cohen, Casablanca : colonial myths and architecture ventures, NA1590.2.C37 C6513 2002
French Colonial Urbanism,” Historical Reflections, Summer 2007
Wright, The Politics and Design in French Colonial Urbanism, NA1590.2.M44 W75 1991
Evenson, “Yesterday’s City of Tomorrow today,” in H. Allen Brooks (ed.), Le Corbusier, NA1053.J4L37 1987
Frampton, “The rise and fall of the radiant city: Le Corbusier 1928-1960,” Oppositions, #19, 1980
Le Corbusier, The city of tomorrow and its planning / Urbanisme, 8th ed, NA9090 .J413 1929a
Le Corbusier, The radiant city / La Ville Radieuse, NA9030.J34 (Office)
Fishman, Urban utopias in the twentieth century : Ebenezer Howard, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Le Corbusier, HT161 .F57 1982
Americans for the Arts (advocacy group)
Donegan, “Which indicators explain metropolitan economic performance best? Traditional or creative class,” Journal of the American Planning Association, Spring 2008
Florida, The rise of the creative class : and how it's transforming work, leisure, community and everyday life, HD53 .F653 2004
Frank, “Dead end on Shakin’ Street,” The Baffler, #20, 2012
Review roundtable on The rise of the creative class, Planning, Spring 2005
Coaffee, Terrorism, risk and the global city, 2009 (via Ebrary)
Newman, Defensible space: crime prevention through urban design, HV6177 .N49
Zimring, The city that became safe : New York's lessons for urban crime and its control, HV7433. N49 Z56 2012
Aragon, Paris peasant, PQ2601.R2 P313 1994
Benson et al, Expressionist utopias : paradise, metropolis, architectural fantasy, N6868.5.E9 B46 2001
Kern, The culture of time and space, 1880-1918, CB-478 .K46 2003
McDonough, “Delirious Paris: mapping as a paranoiac-critical activity,” Grey room, #19, Spring 2005
The Compact city,” Built Environment, 1992 (Theme issue)
Density,” Built Environment, 2007 (Theme issue)
Maas et al, FARMAX : excursions on density, HB2065 .F37 2006
Lunday, “Shrinking cities, U.S.A.,” Urban land, November/December 2009 (“to consolidate thoughtful, constructive stories about post-industrial cities”)
Al Sayyad, Hybrid urbanism : on the identity discourse and the built environment, HT119 .H93 2001
Davis, Magical urbanism : Latinos reinvent the US city, HN80. L7 D39 2000
Eckardt & Eade, Ethnically Diverse City, 2012 (via Ebrary)
Sandercock, Towards cosmopolis : planning for multicultural cities, HT166 .S219 1997
Monclus & Guardia, Culture, Urbanism and Planning, 2006 (via Ebrary)
Pegler, Entertainment destinations, NA6800 .P436 2000
Peiss, Cheap Amusements, F124 .P38 1986
"Company Towns," Rassegna, no. 70, 1997 (Theme issue)
Crawford, Building the Workingman's Paradise, HT123.C688 1995
Klein, Prisoners of Progress: American industrial cities 1850-1920, HT123.K55
Benjamin, The Arcades Project, PT2603.E445P33513 1999 (see Convolute M, “The Flaneur”)
Benjamin, “The return of the flaneur,” in Selected Writings 1927-1934, PT2603.E455 A26 1996 v.2
Buck-Morss, “The Flaneur, the Sandwichman and the Whore: The Politics of Loitering,” New German Critique, #39, Autumn 1986
McDonough, “The crimes of the flaneur,” October, #102, Fall 2002
Wilson, The sphinx in the city: urban life, the control of disorder, and women, HT361 .W55 1992
Anderson, “The Fiction of Function,” Assemblage, #2, 1987
Baird, “Karel Teige’s Mundaneum, 1929, and Le Corbusier’s In Defense of Architecture, 1933,” Oppositions, #4, 1974
Boyer, Dreaming the rational city, HT167 .B655 1983
Bressani, “The Spectacle of the City of Paris from 25bis rue Franklin,” Assemblage, #12., 1990
Garnier, Une Cité Industrielle, NA9030.G3 1939
Groth, "Streetgrids as Frameworks for Urban Variety," The Harvard Architecture Review, # 2, Spring 1981
Hays, Modernism and the Posthumanist Subject: the architecture of Hannes Meyer and Ludwig Hilberseimer, NA1353.M4 H39 1992 (Office)
Hughes, “Hospital-City,” Architectural History, v. 40, 1997
Smithson, The heroic period of modern architecture, NA682. F8 S58
Batchelor, “The Origin of the Garden City Concept of Urban Form,” JSAH, October 1969
 “Garden city,” Oxford Art Online
Howard, Garden Cities of Tomorrow, HT161.H6
Osborn, Green-belt cities, NA9185 .O76 1969
Foxhall & Neher, Gender and the City Before Modernity, 2012 (via Ebrary)
Gender, Place and Culture (journal, volumes for 1996-1996 are available in the library stacks)
Lambright & Guerrero, Unfolding the City : Women Write the City in Latin America, 2007 (via Ebrary)
Sanders, Stud : architectures of masculinity, NA2542.4 .S78 1996
Signs (journal, issues from 1975 available via Jstor)
Spain, How women saved the city, 2001 (via Ebrary)
Visual Culture & Gender (journal, issues from 2010 available via EbscoHost)
Wilson, The sphinx in the city: urban life, the control of disorder, and women, HT361 .W55 1992
Women and the American City,” Signs, Spring 1980 (Theme issue)
Brown-Saracino, The gentrification debates, HT170 .G454 2010
Freeman, “Gentrification and displacement,” Journal of the American Planning Association. Winter 2004
Glanville, “Taking the sting out of gentrification,” Planning, April 2013
Glaesser et al, Urban Inequality, 2008 (National Bureau of Economic Research working paper)
Hughes & Bleakly, Urban homesteading, HD7293 .H83 1975
Lees et al, The gentrification reader, HT170 .G465 2010
Zielebach, The Art of revitalization, 2000 (via Ebrary)
Zukin, Loft Living: culture and capital in urban change, HD7304.N4Z84 1989
Carter, The study of urban geography, GF125 .C37 1995
Fenster & Yacobi, Remembering, Forgetting and City Builders, 2010 (via Ebrary)
Hall, Urban Geography, GF125.H35 1998
Knox, Urbanization: an Introduction to Urban Geography, GF125.K56 1994
Short, Urban Order: an Introduction to Urban Geography, HT151.S477 1996
Birch & Wachter, City in the Twenty-First Century : Global Urbanization, 2011 (via Ebrary)
Globalization and the Changing U. S. City,” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, May 1997 (Theme issue)
Sassen, Cities in a World Economy, HT321 .S28 1994
Short & Kim, Globalization and the city, HT361 .S52 1999
Curtis, “Grands Projets: monumentality and the machinery of state: François Mitterand's Parisian monuments symbolize the French nation's political agenda,” Architectural record, March 1990
Mellins, “Symposium looks to the Grands Travaux for inspiration in rebuilding Lower Manhattan,” Architectural record, November 2002
Magnuson, Rome in the age of Bernini, DG812.4 .M27 1982
Hall et al, The entrepreneurial city : geographies of politics, regime, and representation, HT321 .E58 1998
Porter, Managing Growth in America's Communities, 2007 (via Ebrary)
Urban Land Institute. The Smart growth tool kit : community profiles and case studies, HT392 .S58 2000
Dilet. "Georges Eugène Haussmann," Oxford Art Online.
Jordan, Transforming Paris : the life and labors of Baron Haussmann, HT178. F72 P345 1996
Olsen, The city as a work of art: London, Paris, Vienna, NA970 .O47 1986
Saalman, Haussmann: Paris transformed, HT169.F72P367 1971
Weeks,  The Man Who Made Paris Paris, DC280.5.H3W4 2000
Deutsche, Evictions: art and spatial politics, NA9053.S6 D48 1996
Fontana-Giusti, Foucault for architects, B2430.F724 F584 2013
Foucault, “Of Other Spaces,” Diacritics, Spring, 1986
Vidler, “Spatial Violence,” Assemblage, #20, April 1993
Alexandrou, Building Brazil! : projects and research for the proactive urban renewal of informal settlements, HT178.B72 B85 2011
Birkalan, “Transformations: Gecekondu as vernacular architecture,” Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review, Fall 1998
Davis, Planet of slums, HV4028 .D38 2006
Epstein, Brasília, plan and reality : a study of planned and spontaneous urban development, HD7323. B7 E67
Kellerr & Napier, “Squatter architecture?Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review, Spring 1995
Patton, Spontaneous shelter : international perspectives and prospects, HD7287.96. D44 S66 1988
Potrc, “Caracas Case Study: The Culture of the Informal City,” Perspecta, #36, 2005
Roy et al, Urban informality : transnational perspectives from the Middle East, Latin America, and South Asia, HT361 .U717 2004
Sadler, “Drop City Revisited,” JAE, February 2006
Urban-Think Tank, Torre David : informal vertical communities, NA6234.V42 C378 2013
Thompson et al, The Interventionists : users' manual for the creative disruption of everyday life, N6496 .I58 2004
Chung et al, Great leap forward, HT169.C62 G82 2001
Chung & Leong, Harvard Design School guide to shopping, NA2543.S6 H37 2001
Jameson, “Future city,” New Left Review, #21, 2003
Koolhaas, “Junkspace,” and “Bigness & velocity” in OMA@work 1972-2000, NA1153.K65O45 2000
Koolhaas, Delirious New York : a retroactive manifesto for Manhattan, NA735.N5 K66 1994
Koolhaas, S, M, L, XL, NA1153.K64363 1995 (See “Bigness,” and the “Extra Large” section)
Koolhaas, “Urbanism after Innocence: Four Projects: The Reinvention of Geometry,” Assemblage, #18, August 1992
Koolhaas et al, Mutations, HT151 .M84 2000
Ungers, Koolhaas et al, The city in the city : Berlin : a green archipelago / a manifesto (1977),  NA9200.B4 C58 2013

Approaches to urbanism L-Z

Local Harvest (nation-wide guide)
Locovore smartphone app
Petrini, Slow Food: The Case for Taste, 2003 (via Ebrary)
Top Reasons to Buy Local, Eat Local, Go Local (American Independent Business Alliance)
The Weber problemEncyclopedia of Mathematics (“for the optimum location of a facility in the plane intended to serve several users”)
Amazing Archigram: A Supplement,” Perspecta, #11, 1967
Archizoom," "Metabolism," and “Superstudio," Oxford Art Online.
Banham, Megastructure: urban futures of the recent past, Office-NA9053.P55 B355
Guiheux, Kisho Kurokawa: architecte: le Métabolisme 1960-1975, NA1559.K83 G85 1997
Hays, Buckminster Fuller: starting with the universe, NA737.F8 A4 2008
Koolhaas, Project Japan : an oral history of Metabolism, NA1555.5 .M48 K66 2011
Land, Superstudio: life without objects, NA1118.5.S96 L36 2003
Mand, “Creating Japanese discursive space,” Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review, Fall 2012
Superstudio,” Perspecta, #13, 1971
Cullen, The concise townscape, HT166. C82 1971
Jacobs, Great Streets, NA9053.S7 J23 1993
Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, NA9108.J3
Venturi, Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, NA2760 .V46 1977
Venturi, Scott Brown, & Izenour, Learning from Las Vegas, NA735 .L3 V4 1972
Banerjee, “U.S. planning expeditions to postcolonial India: from ideology to innovation in technical assistance,” Journal of the American Planning Association, Spring 2009
Caro, The power broker: Robert Moses and the fall of New York, NA9085.M68 C37 1974
Doxiadis, Dynapolis, the city of the future, HT111 D769d 1960
Doxiadis & Douglass, The new world of urban man, HT151 .D6 1965
Ekistics magazine (volumes available in the library stacks for 1964-6, 1968-70, 1985, 1987, 1989-91)
Mahsud, “Rethinking Doxiadis' Ekistical Urbanism,” Positions, Spring 2010
Crosby, The Necessary monument: its future in the civilized city, CC135 .C74 1970
"Monument/Memory," Oppositions, #25, Fall 1982 (Special issue. See Reigl, "The Modern Cult of Monuments")
"Monumentality and the City," Harvard Architecture Review, no. 4, 1984 (Theme issue)
Congress for the New Urbanism, Charter awards, NA7208.2 .C48 (available for 2001-6 & 2008)
Duany & Plater-Zyberk, Towns and Townmaking Principles, NA9051.D8 1991
Fishman, New urbanism : Peter Calthorpe vs. Lars Lerup, HT167 .N58 2005
Katz, New Urbanism: Toward and Architecture of Community, NA2542.4.K38 1994
Krier, Architecture of Community, 2009 (via Ebrary)
Krier, Urban Space, NA9053.S6 K7413 1979
New urbanism,” Built environment, #3, 2003 (Theme issue)
Dear, “Understanding and overcoming the NIMBY syndrome,” Journal of the American Planning Association, Summer 1992
Lake, “Planners' alchemy: transforming NIMBY to YIMBY,” Journal of the American Planning Association, Winter 1993
Lind, “Control the masses,” Architect, January 2011
"Advocacy: a community planning voice," Design Quarterly, #82/83, 1971
Community architecture,” Built environment, #1, 1987 (Theme issue)
Participatory designDesign issues, Summer 2012 (Theme issue)
Ramati et al, How to save your own street, HT177. N5 R35
Alexander, “A city is not a tree,” Architectural forum, April 1965 (Reprinted in Ockman, Architecture culture 1943-1968, NA680.A57 1993)
Alexander, A New Theory of Urban Design, NA9031 .A38 1987
Alexander, Notes on the Synthesis of Form, NA2500.A45
Alexander, A pattern language : towns, buildings, construction, NA2500.A445
Gottdiener, The Social Production of Urban Space, 2nd, HT334.U5G66 1994
Lefebvre, The Critique of everyday life, BD431 .L36513 1991
Lefebvre, The Production of Space, BD621.L4813 1991
Lefebvre, Writings on Cities, HT153.L345 1996
Dwyer et al, New Geographies of Race and Racism, 2008 (via Ebrary)
Murray, Desire lines : space, memory and identity in the post-apartheid city, NA9053.S6 D465 2007
Nightingale, Segregation : a global history of divided cities, HD7288.75 .N54 2012
Sugrue, The origins of the urban crisis : race and inequality in postwar Detroit, F574. D49 N4835 1996
"Architecture of Refuge," Architectural Review, August 1994
Armstrong, "Evolving Approaches to Planning and Management of Refugee Settlements, Ekistics, number 342-3, 1990
Ban, “Twelve years of emergency architecture,” Verb: architecture boogazine, NA687.V47 2006 (Office)
Gans, “The refugee camp: ecological disaster of today, metropolis of tomorrow,”Architectural design (AD), March/April 2004
Gans & Jelacic, “Displacement: The Realpolitik of Utopia,” Perspecta, #34, 2003
Shelter Centre (Supports “transitional settlement and reconstruction needs of populations affected by conflicts and natural disasters”)
U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR, publisher of Refugee Magazine)
Anderson, The Federal bulldozer : a critical analysis of urban renewal, 1949-1962, HT175. U6 A84
Klemek, The transatlantic collapse of urban renewal : postwar urbanism from New York to Berlin, HT170 .K57 2011
Roberts & Skyes, Urban Regeneration : A Handbook, 2012 (via Ebrary)
Wilson, Urban Renewal: the record and the controversy, TH175.U5W69
Gottdiener & Lagopoulos, The City and the Sign: an introduction to urban semiotics, HT153 .C56 1986
Hauptmann & Neidich, Cognitive architecture : from bio-politics to noo-politics ; architecture & mind in the age of communication and information, NA2543 .S46 C64 2010
Ahrentzen, “The Space between the Studs: Feminism and Architecture,” Signs, Autumn 2003
Colomina & Bloomer, Sexuality & space, NX650.S8 S48 1992
Herring, Another country : queer anti-urbanism, 2010 (via Ebrary)
Reed, “Imminent Domain: Queer Space in the Built Environment,” Art Journal, Winter, 1996
Williams, Sex and buildings : modern architecture and the sexual revolution, NA2543.S6 W55 2013
Bronner, Consuming Visions: accumulation and display of goods in America 1880-1920, HF5845.C68 1989
Glaeser et al, Consumer City, 2000
Gruen, Centers for the urban environment : survival of the cities, HT166. G76
Gruen, The Heart of Our Cities, NA9108.G76
Gruen & Smith, Shopping towns USA : the planning of shopping centers, HF5429 .G75
Lee, Consumer Society Reader, HF5415.32.C6592 2000
Smiley, Pedestrian modern : shopping and American architecture, 1925-1956, NA6212 .S65 2013
Turnbull, Urban Consumer Theory, HF5415.32.T94 1995
Victor Gruen Associates, Fresno and the mall : a story of community action, HF5430.5. P7 V52 1960
Coverley, Pocket Essential : Psychogeography, 2006 (via Ebrary)
Debord, Society of the spectacle, HM291 .D38813 1998x
Guy Debord and the Internationale Situationniste,” October, #79, Winter 1997 (Theme issue)
McDonough, “Situationist Space,” October, #67, Winter, 1994
Sadler, Situationist City, NA2500.S124 1998
Situationist International (Extensive archive via
Wigley, Constant's New Babylon : the hyper-architecture of desire, N6953.C57 W54 1998
Gottdiener, New urban sociology, 4th edition, 2010 (via Ebrary)
Short, The urban order : an introduction to cities, culture, and power, HT151 .S477 1996
Weber, The City, HT151 .W5 1951
Whyte, The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces, HT153.W49
Calthorpe, Urbanism in the age of climate change, 2010 (via Ebrary)
Climate change & cities,” Built Environment, 2007 (Theme issue)
Droege, Peter, The renewable city: a comprehensive guide to an urban revolution, HT241 .D76 2006
Farr, Douglas, Sustainable urbanism: urban design with nature, HT241 .S8736 2008
Haas et al, Sustainable urbanism and beyond: rethinking cities for the future, HT166 .S9136 2012
Hurd, Carbon Efficient City, 2012 (via Ebrary)
McHarg, "The Ecology of the City," Journal of Architectural Education, November/December 1962
Mostafavi, Ecological Urbanism, HT241.E375 2010
Register, Richard, Ecocities: rebuilding cities in balance with nature, HT241 .R43 2006
Rudin, Building the 21st century home: the sustainable urban landscape, HT169.G7 R82 1999
Vojnovic, Urban Sustainability : A Global Perspective, 2012 (via Ebrary)
The Independent Group,” October, Vol. 94, Autumn, 2000. 
Risselada, Team 10 : 1953-81, in search of a utopia of the present, NA682.T43 A4 2005 (Office)
Smithson, The charged void—urbanism, NA997.S57 A4 2005
Smithson, Team 10 primer, NA2560.S6644 1968 (Office)
Huxtable, Unreal America, NA712.H88 1993
Sorkin, Variations on a theme park : the new American city and the end of public space, HT123.V37 1992
Baburov, The ideal communist city, NA9035 .B313
Giurescu, The razing of Romania's past : international preservation report, NA1421.G58 1989
Makiya, The monument : art and vulgarity in Saddam Hussein's Iraq, NA9380.B34 M25 2004
Wild, “’Sabaudia — Città Nuova Fascista,” AA Files, #2, July 1982
Smith, Tourism, culture, and regeneration, 2006 (via Ebrary)
Urban Tourism,” Built Environment, #2, 2000 (Theme issue)
Yıldız & Akbulut, “Current trends in developing urban tourism,” ArchNet-IJAR, July 2013
Lee & Jacoby, “Typological Urbanism and the Idea of the City,” Architectural Design (AD), January/February 2011
Rossi, The Architecture of the City, NA9031.R6713
Venturi, Scott Brown, Izenour, Learning from Las Vegas: the forgotten symbolism of architectural form, NA735.L3 V4 1977
“Architecture & utopia in the 21st century,” JAE, March 2013 (Theme issue)
"Cities in the 21st Century," Urban Land, September 2000 (Theme issue)
"City of the Future," Ekistics, #175, June 1970 (Theme issue)
Claeys, The Utopia Reader, PN6071.U85 U88 1999
Cohen, Scenes of the world to come : European architecture and the American challenge, 1893-1960, NA958 .C58 1995
Di Fate, Infinite Worlds: the fantastic visions of science fiction art, NX650.S3D54 1997
Gold, Experience of Modernism; modern architects and the future city 1928-53, NA680.G577 1997
Haydon, Seven American Utopias, HX653.H39
More, Utopia, HX811 1516 .E975
Riley, "Dreams of Tomorrow," Architectural Forum, April 1967
Tod, Utopia, H806 .T63 1978
Thomsen, Visionary Architecture, NA203.T46 1994
Boyer, Cybercities, QA76.9.C66 B69 1995
Electrotecture: Architecture and the Electronic Future,” Any magazine, #3, November/December 1993 (Theme issue)
Mitchell, E-topia : "Urban life, Jim--but not as we know it,” HE7631 .M58 1999 (also via Ebrary)
Nunes, Cyberspaces of Everyday Life, 2006 (via Ebrary)
Renninger & Schumar, Building Virtual Communities, 2002 (via Ebrary)
Rheingold, The Virtual Community,
Webber, "Community without propinquity," in Cities and Space, HT-166.C47
Dehaene, “Broadacre City: the City in the Eye of the Beholder,” Journal of Architectural & Planning Research, Summer 2002
Wright, The Living City, NA9031 .W7 1963
Wright, When democracy builds, NA9030 .W74 1945a

Representing cities

Balshaw & Kennedy, Urban space and representation, 2000 (via Ebrary)
Lindner, Urban space and cityscapes : perspectives from modern and contemporary culture, NX650.C66 U73 2006
The Intimate metropolis,” AA Files, #51, Winter 2005 (Theme issue)
Rosler et al, If you lived here : the city in art, theory, and social activism, N72. S6 D57 1991
Benson, Expressionist Utopias: paradise, metropolis, architectural fantasy, N6868.5.E9 B46 1993
Capriccio” and “Veduta,” Oxford Art Online.
Clark, The Painting of Modern Life, ND550.C55 1984
Dyer, “Eugène Atget: mute witness,” Aperture, #206, Spring 2012
Frugoni, A distant city : images of urban experience in the medieval world, N5975 .F7813 1991
Hales, Silver cities : the photography of American urbanization, 1839-1915, TR820.5 .H33 1984
Kekou, “Cities in digital format,” Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research, Decemeber 2013
Leaver, “Urban Sublime: Visualizing the Immensity of Los Angeles,” X-tra: Contemporary Art Quarterly , Winter 2013
Maier, “’A "True Likeness’: The Renaissance City Portrait,” Renaissance Quarterly, Fall 2012
Marks, “The Stranger's View,” Apollo, June 2013 (London in paintings)
Vure & Bruegmann, Cities of promise : imaging urban California, ND1460.C57 C57 2003
Westerbeck, Bystander: a history of street photography, 1994
Burton, The image of the city in modern literature, PN56.C55 P54 1981
CitiesPMLA, January 2007 (Theme issue)
King, City Tragedy on the Renaissance Stage in France, Spain, and England, PN1650.C57 K56 2003
Lehan, City in Literature: an intellectual and cultural history, PN-56.C55 L44 1998
Rolfe, Literary L.A., PS285. L7 R6
Ulin, Another city : writing from Los Angeles, PS572.L6 A84 2001
Ulin, Writing Los Angeles, PS572.L6W74 2002
Williams, The Country and the city, PR409.C5 W5 1985
Buisseret, Envisioning the City: Six Studies in Urban Cartography, G140.E58 1998
McDonough, “Delirious Paris: mapping as a paranoiac-critical activity,” Grey room, #19, Spring 2005
City Map Sites, (Long alpha list of resources from UT Austin)
Reps, Cities of the Mississippi: nineteenth century images of urban development, F353.R47 1994
Al Sayyad, Cinematic urbanism : a history of the modern from reel to real, PN1995.9.C513 A47 2006
Barber, Projected cities, PN1995.9.C513 B37 2002
Bruno, “Site-Seeing: The Cine City.” 2002. Atlas of emotion: journeys in art, architecture, and film, NX440 .B78 2007
Chanan, “Going South: On Documentary as a Form of Cognitive Geography,” Cinema Journal, Fall 2010
Clark, Cinematic City, PN1995.9.C513 C46 1997
Conley, Cartographic cinema, 2007 (via Ebrary)
Krause & Petro, Global cities : cinema, architecture, and urbanism in a digital age, NX650.C66 G58 2003
Mennel, Cities and cinema, PN1995.9.C513 M46 2008

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Batty, The new science of cities, HT166 .B38667 2013

Bridge & Watson, The Blackwell city reader, HT111 .B53 2002

Bridge & Watson, New Blackwell companion to the city, 2011 (via Ebrary)

Çinar & Bender, Urban imaginaries: locating the modern city, 2007 (via Ebrary)

Cuff & Sherman, Fast-forward urbanism: rethinking architecture’s engagement with the city, NA9050 .F37 2011 (via Ebrary)

Doherty, New geographies 3: Urbanisms of color, NA2795 .N49 2010 (Office)

Ellin, Metropolitan Planning + Design : Good Urbanism : Six Steps to Creating Prosperous Places, 2012 (via Ebrary)

Lindner, Urban space and cityscapes : perspectives from modern and contemporary culture, NX650.C66 U73 2006

London School of Economics, Living in the endless city, HT371 .L58 2011

Mayne & Allen, Combinatory urbanism, NA737.M72A4 2011

Mikoleit & Pürckhauer. Urban code : 100 lessons for understanding the city, HT166 .H535 2011

Mostafavi, In the Life of Cities, NA9053.H76 I6 2012

Mostafavi, Instigations: engaging architecture, landscape, and the city, NA2300.H37 I64 2012

Nelson & Blumenauer, Metropolitan Planning + Design : Reshaping Metropolitan America : Development Trends and Opportunities to 2030, 2013 (via Ebrary)

Re_Urbanism: Transforming Capitals,” Perspecta #39, 2007 (Theme issue)

Sanyal et al, Planning Ideas That Matter : Livability, Territoriality, Governance, and Reflective Practice, 2012 (via Ebrary)

Seabrook, Small Guides to Big Issues : Cities, 2007 (via Ebrary)

Smith et al, Design with the other 90% : cities, TS171.4 .D488 2011

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